Category: Announcements

2023 Juuguya – Autumn Moon Festival – Reserve your tickets now!

There are 2 ways to submit your reservation.  Please select the one that is most convenient for you: 1. online at (click on this link)  2023 Juuguya reservation 2. download, complete and mail the attached registration form to Ukwanshin Kabudan, PO Box 892725, Mililani, HI 96789.  Every attendee must purchase a ticket for admission entry and buffet dinner.  Confirmation of […]

OGSH DNA Workshop

Request from Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii (OGSH)Please share the attached information on the DNA workshop sponsored by OGSH and HUOA scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th at 7 pm at HOC.  This is research done by Raplee Nobori to discover his Okinawan mother and Japanese father’s ancestry.   Below is the flyer and registration form for the “Tracing […]

Give Aloha

September also marks the start of the Foodland Give Aloha donation program.  Ukwanshin has been very fortunate to receive substantial contributions from our generous supporters in past years.  We appreciate your continued support if you will participate in this year’s program which runs through the month of September. Donations (up to $249 per customer) can be made to Ukwanshin at any Foodland […]

Aid for Maui

Gusūyō, chū wuganabira.Our hearts are heavy as details surrounding the situation on Maui continue to emerge. This tragedy hits us hard, as Maui is one of the islands that Ukwanshin Kabudan has a strong connection to through their Okinawan cultural associations’ various activities. In case you are wanting to donate and unsure where to turn, here is a short […]

Wednesday Sanshin classes: time changes

Please note the time changes for Wednesday classes as shown below: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays:  6:30-7:30pm Intermediate Fa-uta (bon dance songs) 7:45-8:15pm Beginners’ Foundations class 2nd Wednesdays:  6:30-7:30pm Jiutee (advanced) 4th Wednesdays: Please note we start at 6pm only on 4th Wednesdays. And these are all hybrid classes. 6:00-7:00pm Ufubushi (classical w/ Keith-shinshii) 7:15-8:30pm Jiutee (advanced)

A Very Special Umanchu Suruti: ‘IREI NO HI’

A Very Special Umanchu Suruti: ‘IREI NO HI’ Saturday, July 1, 2023 – 3pm (Hawai`i time) Please find time to join us for a special presentation of Umanchu Suruti featuring our earnest and sincere young students.  It will be these youth who will be our next generation of leaders.  Let’s listen to hear what they have to […]

Ukwanshin Kabudan Fundraiser & ‘Chiburu’ book signing

Here’s a special chance for you to meet the leaders of Ukwanshin Kabudan, Eric Wada, Norman Kaneshiro and Brandon Ing, this coming Saturday, June 17 from 2-3pm.  They will  be ‘live and in-person’ at Barnes & Noble in Ala Moana Shopping Center   As contributors to the Chiburu anthology, they will be signing the book along […]

2023 Shinnenkai – New Year’s celebration – Reserve your tickets now!!!

UKWANSHIN KABUDAN  INVITES YOU TO A NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION SHINNENKAI Sunday, January 22, 2023Jikoen Hongwanji Social HallDoors open at 5:30Limited seating. “First come, first served” Join us for a long-awaited in-person gathering to celebrate the new year.  Come to  enjoy an entertaining evening with family and friends. Musical performances by sanshin and udui (dance) students will be […]